brisbane - The north of the Australian state of Queensland suffers from heavy flooding due to days of rainfall. In some parts more than 1000 milliliters of water has fallen in a week's time, Australian media reports. The authorities have declared the region a 'disaster area'.
In the city of Ingham on the east coast more than two hundred houses have been flooded. Also to the north, in Innisfail, people had to leave their homes.
Another problem that occurs are crocodiles. Ingham residents report on social media that the animals are now roaming the city. According to crocodile researcher Toby Millyard, the reptiles are known to use the flood to travel to other areas to find food.
'Some crocodiles use the water streams to move. They are smart animals, 'says Millyard,' It's easy to stay away from them, as long as you're not in the water or on the edge, there's nothing to worry about. '